Scandrick (knee) declared, "I'll be totally fine. I see myself working my way into training camp and being full-go very, very soon," the Cowboys' official site reports. Scandrick supported his claim by pointing out that he'll be 13 months removed from the injury when the season begins. Wisely, the cornerback has been patient in his recovery this offseason and hasn't tried to force himself back into action, keeping his eyes on a healthy return to training camp. His return can only help Dallas' encore after allowing the fifth-least passing yards in the NFL during 2015.
Scandrick's recovery from a torn ACL is going well, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. While he could be healthy enough to participate in some offseason activities, the Cowboys plan on treating Scandrick much the same way they treated Sean Lee the year before as he recovered from his own torn ACL, with a focus on getting him ready for the start of training camp. Lee came back and played 14 games in 2015, missing one due to a concussion and the season finale with a hamstring strain, so the team is confident that with a similar program, Scandrick will be at full strength for Week 1.
The Cowboys pared down their roster to 75 players on Tuesday by releasing four and giving injury designations to six, according to the team's official website. The Cowboys waived linebacker Jonathan Brown, wide receivers Antwan Goodley and David Porter and and tight end Brandon Barden. They also waived/injured defensive end Kenneth Boatright, running back Michael Hill and offensive tackle R.J. Dill. Dallas also placed Orlando Scandrick on IR, Chaz Green on the PUP list and Mark Nzeocha on the NFI list.
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has reportedly suffered a torn right ACL and will miss the 2015 season, according to the Dallas Morning News. Scandrick, who signed a one-year contract extension with the Cowboys, was carted off the field when his knee buckled during an attempted tackle in Tuesday's practice.
The Cowboys and cornerback Orlando Scandrick have a agreed to a new contract extension, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. It's a one-year, $9.5 million extension worth $20 million in total for Scandrick. Scandrick recently reported to team workouts after a brief holdout that caused him to forfeit $500,000 of his base salary. The 28-year-old is expected to sign new his deal on Friday. Arguably the Cowboys' best cornerback, Scandrick was scheduled to make $1.5 million this season and still had four years left on his current deal. Scandrick recorded 55 tackles with two interceptions in 14 games last season.
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